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Do You Know the Six Levels of a DOT Inspection?

There are six levels of DOT inspections that can last somewhere between 15-60 minutes. Make sure you are aware of these six levels so you know what to expect during your next inspection.

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ATBS Client Spotlight: Kevin Kocmich

Kevin Kocmich was one of three finalists for the 2018 Owner-Operator of the Year award. Kevin has been an ATBS client since 2018. Recently, we reached out to ask him a few questions about the nomination and his experience working with ATBS.

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What Should I Look for In A Trucker’s Bookkeeping Service?

There are many benefits that come with using a bookkeeping service for your business. Using an industry-specific bookkeeping service can be even more beneficial. In this article, we will discuss important things to check for while you search for a trucker's bookkeeping service.

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The Importance of the Pre-Trip Truck Inspection

Every truck driver should know how to conduct a pre-trip truck inspection. However, many don’t take the time to go through this inspection every time they hit the road. Here are five reasons why it’s important for you to perform your pre-trip truck inspection.

 

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How do you fill out a 2290 tax form?

Form 2290 is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. Any person operating a vehicle weighing more than 55,000 pounds is required to file this return. In this article, we will be going over how to fill out the 2290 tax form.

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How do you file your quarterly IFTA Report?

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a pact between the lower 48 states and the ten Canadian provinces that require all interstate motor carriers to report fuel taxes. The current IFTA reporting system simplifies the hassle of reporting fuel tax for trucking companies (including owner-operators) who operate across IFTA jurisdictions by reducing paperwork and minimizing the compliance requirements.

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5 Things I Learned While Being on the Road

In order for me to get a better understanding of what life is like as a truck driver, ATBS sent me on a three-day road trip with longtime owner-operator and Team Run Smart Pro, Henry Albert. I was able to learn a lot and leave with a greater appreciation for what truckers go through each and every day.

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How to Prepare for Roadcheck 2019

Roadside inspections are a critical part of the trucking industry. Failing a roadcheck will result in time off of the road and money lost for you and/or your trucking business. In order to avoid violations the next time you are stopped, follow these tips to make sure you are prepared for roadcheck 2019.

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What you Need to Know Before Signing a Lease-Purchase Trucking Agreement

If you are thinking about becoming a lease-purchase owner-operator, there are a few things to consider before signing any agreement. You will want to make sure you compare what different carriers have to offer and make your decision after doing some research. You don’t want to be locked into a contract that is too long, where you are paying too much money.

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